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Things you must do when you visit Malta

For the daring thrill  seekers out there go cliff jumping at St. Peters Pool. Mister C and I were throwing ourselves off rocks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it was his favourite part of the trip.

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Visit the port town of Marsaxlokk, it is the traditional part of Malta and full of fresh, seafood restaurants where you can grab a quick lunch without compromising on quality.

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Eat dinner at Assaggi, the restaurant is difficult to find but both the service and the food was absolutely faultless. What I snapped below was our starters- scallops with crunchy pork and  frutti di mare linguine.

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Get snap happy among the flowers, you will be  spoiled for locations.

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This dress is by Finders Keepers and I just love the corset back and the pastel blue colour- it is one of those wardrobe staples I pull out every time I want to feel feminine and flirty. Perfect for a romantic date at a candlelit restaurant.

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Holiday for Two- Gozo Island Travel Guide

On our second day we took the car across to the smaller island of Gozo, which is the much more traditional and religious sister of the main island Malta.

Outside every home is a statue of Mary, some were life-size, and no matter the size of the village there is always a Catholic church.

Most of the roads we drove on wound through picturesque villages, where the houses had bougainvillea flowing off their balconies and each front door was painted a different shade of turquoise. It was a photographers playground.

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Our first stop was the Azure window, which we personally did not find that impressive. Call us spoiled but we both grew up on famous coastal towns that have made us harsh beach critics.  So instead of staying long, we just quickly snapped a few photos of the natural phenomenon and then drove straight down to Xlendi bay to eat fresh seafood at The Boat House.

DSC_1441 Lunch was followed by a leisurely drive along the North coast where we stopped to swim at different beaches along the way.

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One of the most interesting parts of the day trip was seeing how sea salt is made. A family were sweeping salt off rocks for their father to scoop up into buckets and carry across the road into a cave. Inside the cave was a ceiling high pile of salt, which they were allowing the public to directly purchase. And boy did we, Mister C and I are now proud owners of over a kilo of sea salt.

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Destination for two overall score:

Location: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ / 5

Activities on offer: ♥ ♥ ♥/5

Food: ♥♥♥♥/5

I think if you are a beach couple who like to explore away from the crowds then this is the island for you. It is traditional and quiet yet full of water sport activities from canoeing to hiring a private boat.